A.R.E. RETAIL COUNCIL
Jerry Andersen, Auto Zone; Luiz (Guto) Andrade, Under
Armour; Jason Arth, Sephora; Michelle Badrian, Universal
Studios Hollywood; Maria Teresa Barham, Abumohor
Intime (Chile); Rob Bedard, Ultra Diamonds; Jennifer
Beesley, Michaels Stores Inc.; Flavia Bisi, Bloomin’ Brands;
Bevan Bloemendaal, Timberland; Jackie Bonic, LCBO
(Canada); Alex Brig, Coach; Mark Brodeur, Wal-Mart;
Ron Brunette, Kilwins Chocolates; Michael Cape, Cape
Marketing Services; Jason Cardozo, Pepe Jeans London;
Robert Carey, Macy’s; Ken Chance, Total Wine & More;
David Curtis, Crocs Inc.; Tony Dallessandro, Brown
Shoe Co.; Andrew Dent, Laura Canada; Marika di Cesare,
Sixty SpA (Italy); Stephanie Diakow, Mobilicity (Canada);
Christiana DiMattesa, Ann Inc.; Rick Dodgen, Retail
Concepts; Peggy Doughty, The Container Store; Ray
Ehscheid, Bank of America; Sara Evans, Primark (UK); Russ
Fama, QVC; Ricardo Ferreira, Aki (Portugal); Jeff Fisher,
Luxottica Retail, Sunglass Hut; Jason Floyd, Microsoft;
Richard Geist, Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Outfitters; Danielle
Golding, Debehams (UK); Joe Goodbaum, TELUS Retail
Ltd. (Canada); Ignaz Gorischek, Neiman Marcus; Felipe
Gurza, El Palacio de Hierro (Mexico); Richard Hamori,
Hudson’s Bay Co. (Canada); Cody Hancock, NEXCOM;
Daniel Harris, rue21; James Harte, Vestis Retail Group;
Lee Hawkinson, The Pantry; David Heikka, Juicy Couture;
Gladys Hernandez, PE TCO; Joe Hess, OfficeMax; David
Hicks, Canadian Tire; Robert Higgins, Fossil; Greg Hill,
RadioShack Corp.; Jim Hilyard, Performance Inc.; Brenda
Houston, Brenda Houston Designs; Andy Hudson,
Speedo International; Candace Huzel, Collective Brands
Inc.; Brandon James, Ted Baker; Marc Jamieson, TELUS
(Canada); Rob Jordahl, Belk; Noel Knecht, Wal-Mart; Lynn
Knutson, Frill Inc.; Abhimanyu Kolar, EMAX (Saudi Arabia);
Danette Kroll, Foot Locker; Robert LaFlamme, The Walt
Disney Co.; Amy LaPointe, Foot Locker; Brad Lenz, Hudson
Group; Sal Lenzo, Cache; Mark Looper, Collective Brands
Inc.; Paul Loux, Sephora; Chris Love, BCBG Max Azria;
Sam Lovelace III, Dollar Tree Stores; Charles Luckenbill,
OfficeMax; David Magid, Lucky Brand Jeans; Barbara
Magstadt, Wal-Mart; Anthony Malet, Lucky Brand Jeans;
Tony Mancini, Las Vegas Sands Corp.; Jeff Mason, The
Finish Line; Shane McCall, PetSmart; Erin McKenna, Nike;
Michael Mc Tamney, Pep Boys; David Meekings, Hamleys
Group (UK); Brian Merrill, Party City; Lee Sinclair Miller,
IKEA (UK); Jim Mitchell, The Bon-Ton Stores; Jennifer
Myerberg, NY & Co.; Ken Pennington, Wal-Mart; Gilles
Perruchot-Triboulet, L’Oreal Luxe Latin America (France);
Tom Petersen, Michaels Stores Inc.; Alfredo Renteria, T.G. I.
Friday’s; Marc Riera, Nike; Al Rodgers, Dollar Tree Stores;
Steve Rogers, Wal-Mart; Christine Russo, alice + olivia;
Sean Salter, Spanx; Paul Schleef, Michaels Stores Inc.;
Patrick Smith, JCPenney; Vember Stuart-Lilley, Guess?;
Lee Svet, The Hershey Co.; Brian Tobiczyk, Kohl’s;
Michael Trowbridge, Limited Brands; Wes Trump,
Delaware North; Justin Vandermeer, Red Apple Stores
(Canada); Agustin Villamarin, Totta Nalsani, S.A.
(Columbia); Bob Waddell, Limited Brands; Laura Xuereb,
WInners Merchants Int. (Canada); Adeena Yang, Shantou
(China); Zuly Zaldivar, El Palacio de Hierro (Mexico);
Tracy Zaslow, Ross-Simons Jewelers; Manuele Zennaro,
Groupo Coin (Italy); Bink Zengel, Luxottica
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SOURCE: Excerpted from The March 31, 2014, Crittenden Retail Space newsletter. The newsletter
is provided to A.R.E. member companies free with membership and is available to others
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stronger men’s apparel market
IN THIS YEAR OF THE MAN (see page 34), we can expect more than 120 new
stores from the major players in men’s apparel, according to Crittenden Research.
The research firm predicts strong movement among men’s apparel retailers in 2014:
n With Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank
merging, they’ll likely
be operated as complementary chains, possibly
targeting older men with
Jos. A. Bank and younger,
shoppers with Men’s
Wearhouse. Both may
grow tuxedo sales and
rentals. Men’s Wearhouse
may open up to 25 locations this year in secondary
and tertiary markets, especially in the Central and
Rocky Mountain regions.
Jos. A. Bank will target
20 to 25 new full-line and
seven to 12 outlets, with
plentiful in California,
Oregon, and Washington.
n As it transitions from
its Casual Male XL banner,
DestinationXL (DXL) is
forecast to open 40 new
stores, five to 10 of which
will be a new downsized
format in smaller markets.
n Tommy Bahama will open 10 to 12 new locations, primarily along both
coasts, the Southwest and Texas. Expect to see more Midwest stores eventually,
though. Far from shying away from sites featuring what could be viewed as competitors, this brand prefers upscale fashion retailers as co-tenants, including other
men’s apparel chains.
n Ralph Lauren will likely open 10 to 15 stores, mostly in outlet centers.
n Brooks Brothers will likely open 10 to 15 new stores.
Retailers like Tommy Bahama to expand this year.
This NYC store was designed by MNA, with fixtures
by Daniel DeMarco & Associates.